Category Archives: Benchmarking

Benchmarking Process

The industry now has a benchmark website to enter and review orchard data. To get a login for your orchard, or to add your orchard to the benchmarking project please email Graeme for a login. Go to the benchmark login … Continue reading

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Measure that girth!

The benchmarking project has had a real boost by contracting Ivan Barnett to liaise with orchardists and carry out some field work. May is the month for measuring trunk diameters. All orchardists can do this, and the more that do … Continue reading

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Benchmarking – estimating yield

The benchmarking project enters a new phase over this year. We are keen to get data on the ultimate benchmark, how productive our trees are being. There are two ways of knowing how good our management of our orchards is. … Continue reading

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What is the benchmarking project?

For several years now NZWIG has been gathering data from orchards as part of a benchmarking project. The idea is that if we sample enough trees from enough orchards we will get a sense of what performance to expect of … Continue reading

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